HC Deb 09 February 1959 vol 599 cc843-4
20 and 21. Mr. A. Roberts

asked the Paymaster-General (1) for how many coal-fired power stations he has authorised extensions at the present time or in the future;

(2) how many coal-fired power stations are to be built within the next 10 years to meet the increasing demand for electricity and replacement of obsolete power stations.

Sir I. Horobin

Eleven new coal-fired power stations are now being built in England and Wales and thirteen existing coal-fired stations are being extended. For the future, the Central Electricity Generating Board plans to provide by the end of 1965 14 million kilowatts of new capacity altogether, and over half of this will be coal-fired.

Mr. Roberts

Is it the intention to build any more traditional power stations after 1965?

Sir I. Horobin

That is a separate Question, which I should like to see on the Order Paper.